Library staff recommendation: Cosmos

by Carl Sagan
Greenfield Open Stacks 520 Sa18c

With the release of the new Cosmos television series, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, now would be an opportune time to revisit the original book written by Carl Sagan. Encompassing a wide variety of scientific fields, from biology to astrophysics, Sagan examines the connections between life on Earth and the universe at large, and how all it relates to our daily lives, whether we know it or not. Sagan’s writing is rich and lucid, aiming to take complex (and sometimes controversial) scientific subjects and make them accessible to a wider, general audience. It was Sagan’s belief that scientific literacy could be accessible to everyone, and was essential to help illuminate humanity’s role in the Cosmos.

Recommended by Mike Sgier
Recommended by Mike Sgier

MFA Summer Lecture Series: Dan Walsh

Painter Dan Walsh will be speaking in the CBS Auditorium Wednesday, July 2 at 12PM. Now based in New York, Dan is from Philadelphia, and studied at the Philadelphia College of Art.

Accessed via ARTstor; as exhibited at Paula Cooper Gallery, Fall 1993.

View more images of Dan Walsh’s work through the UArts Libraries’ subscription to ARTstor.

His work is featured in the following monographs in the UArts Libraries’ collection:

Painting abstraction : New elements in abstract painting 759.0652 N532p



USA Today : New American art from the Saatchi Gallery 709.730905 Sa12r

ID Student Projects Displayed in Greenfield

The Greenfield Library is delighted to display projects from Jason Lempieri’s History of Industrial Design and Architectonics classes. Works on the main level of the library were created for the assignment Hidden History: Know Your ID. Location and information booklets are available at the Greenfield circulation desk.

History of Radio by Marlena Sciambi
Did You Know? Marvin Glass Edition by Maria Gaston
I Want Legos and Dolls by Lena Feliciano Hansen
Ambassador of Good Design by Tito Williams
Where Did Flo Go? By Andrea Maddalo
Materials Effect On Shape Wear History by Jessica Hild



Inspired to create a communal space on campus, Architectonics students have designed and built Living Room. This model is on display in the lower level of the library.

On Display: Volumes (of vulnerability)

Volumes (of vulnerability) is a collection of 23 artists’ books, curated by Katharine Meynell and Susan Johanknecht to commemorate the new millennium. Johanknecht is the founder of Gefn Press, which released Volumes (of vulnerability), and has collaborated with Meynell on various projects over the years.

Greenfield Display

The books contained within the unadorned, battered tin cover a multitude of subjects, dealing most generally with ideas such as vulnerability, impermanence, innocence, language and how the concept of a book can convey these and many other abstractions. Many of the books contain references or are responses to the fear and uncertainty that composed many people’s emotions around the turn of the millennium.

The Pool – Lily Markiewicz

The works included in Volumes (of vulnerability) include books by Sophie Artemis, Caroline Bergvall, Penny Bernard & Stephen Williams, Stephen Burry, Helen Douglas, Cate Elwes, Joanna Hoffmann, Susan Johanknecht, Lilian Lijn, Lily Markiewicz, Katarine Meynell, Jim Mooney, AMES, Hayley Newman & Casey Orr, Colin Sackett, Gary Stevens, Ulrike Stoltz, David Thorne, Claire Van Vliet and Elaine Worth.

Volumes (of vulnerability) Extinction – Claire Van Vliet

Houseworks – Penny Bernard & Stephen Williams

The Library – Ulrike Stoltz

Gefn Press
Katharine Meynell

Volumes (of vulnerability)
Visual Resources & Special Collections
BA V889v CB2

MFA Summer Lecture Series: Lee Walton

MFA Summer Lecture Series

Walton, Lee. "Red Ball" Rhizome. n.d. Web. 13 Jun. 2014

Lee Walton
June 25, 12 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Building 8th floor

Often regarded as an experientialist, Lee Walton’s work takes many forms – from drawings on paper, game/system-based structures, video and web-based performances to public projects, theatrical orchestrations and more. He holds an MFA in visual arts from the California College of the Arts and is an assistant professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

– 20th Annual MFA Summer Lecture Series

Want to learn more about the first speaker in this summer’s lecture series? UArts Libraries’ databases are a great way to access information about contemporary artists. You can access reviews of works of art and exhibits, interviews with artists and curators, and art reproductions.

One of our newer subscriptions,, is an online archive of new media art. Sign up through their website while on campus for full access anywhere.

RED BALL makes use of the internet as a medium for the exchange of ideas in a virtual space which is, at its purest, conceptual. Marking the conflict between what is real — a city, its architecture, its structure and culture — and what is experienced as concept, Lee Walton’s placing of a ball becomes an event of acute understanding. “Red Ball” Rhizome. n.d. Web. 13 Jun. 2014

If you have questions about any UArts Libraries’ resources or services, just contact me, your very own liaison to the graduate program in Studio Art!

Kimberly Lesley
Access Services Librarian, University Libraries
University of the Arts